Life does not always go as planned, and as a person ages into adult and middle adulthood those unexpected life changes can be significantly disruptive. As our readings described, there are unexpected changes (non-normative life events) that influence our lives, but there are also the more silent changes that occur over time. These changes are cumulative and are based on our lifestyle.
Using sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, research some information on the leading causes of death related to lifestyle choices. Explain some of the factors that may influence choices regarding lifestyle. Also, research some ways in which individuals can improve their lifestyle, especially during adulthood.
Post your response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week.
Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your text and course readings.
Use an APA style reference list with in-text citations in your initial response.
Use an APA style reference list with in-text citations in at least one of your two responses to classmates.
Stress and Quality of Life
Normative and non-normative events help us understand how change and stress may impact our quality of life. Using the South University Library, locate 2 scholarly journal articles written in the last 5-6 years on how change and/or stress can impact a person’s life. Look especially for how sudden, unanticipated (non-normative events) events can impact a person’s quality of life.
- Write a summary.
- Describe the main points of the article and how they relate to the week’s course and text readings.
Use the lessons and vocabulary found in the readings. Your responses should clarify your understanding of the topic and should be original and free from plagiarism. Follow APA guidelines for the writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.
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